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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Negative Motivators—Do they Work? by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

January is almost over. Are your New Year's Resolutions over too? I hope not.

If you have slipped a bit and find you are not doing what you would like with your fitness, business or personal goals, why not use a bit of reverse psychology on yourself?

Ever wondered if a negative motivator would work?

You tell me.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

It's a Storyteller's Business by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

Life, social media marketing, network marketing, blogging and success in each, in large measure, depends on how good you are at telling “stories.” People understand best when they hear a story. Following is a post from last year which explains why this is so.

Learn how to be an effective storyteller and you will be amazed at the positive differences you experience. Janet

How many times have you heard that phrase?  Or, “facts tell, stories sell.”  While we have heard both many times, some of us want “the facts, ma'm; just the facts.”  Well, there is a physiological reason why this is a storyteller's business.  Let me explain.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Seth Godin on Social Networking

Social media marketing and social networking, do they work?

Klout, twittergrader and other measures of influence, do they matter?

In 2 minutes Seth Godin answers these questions and tells you exactly what's important.

Do you regularly engage with your friends and followers? Are some of them becoming more “real” to you?

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Time--Why You Must Take Control of It by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

Anyone who has ever spent any time with me, knows that time management is very important to me. It seems that I am always talking with people about why they need to schedule their time and prioritize their tasks.

Planning your day, your week, your month and your years, is not about completing a “to do” list; rather it is about enjoying your life. Too many people run around feeling overwhelmed and frazzled.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Social Media Marketing, the Internet & You by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

Social media marketing, network marketing and traditional marketing all have two elements in common:
  1. They have to get their product or service in front of people
  2. They have to get those people to buy
The people you want to buy your product or service are online.

Let's take a look to see what figures show about the effectiveness of social media.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

10 Reasons to Own Your Own Business by Darren Dahl

Top 10 Reasons to Own Your Own Business was recently published in Inc.

Because the article is lengthy with many hyperlinks, I am including the link to the article for your convenience.

As a long time business owner and consultant to those who want to start a business, I agree with this article. Owning your own home business and being in control of your life, is a great way to live. Today with the growing consumer acceptance of social media marketing and network marketing the opportunities are unlimited.


Listed below are the top 10 reasons shown in the article.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

How to Get Paid for Self Improvement by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

Networking marketing is self-improvement with a compensation plan attached.

Let me explain this bold statement.

In order to experience any degree of success in network marketing, a person must become the type of person others will want to be around, talk to, listen to, introduce people to and trust.

For most all of us, these qualities are acquired skills. They develop over time, with experience, practice and by concerted effort.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

How Social Media Marketing Opens Hearts By Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

Social media marketing is the Law of Reciprocity in action. In Instant Influence: The Pscychology of Persuasion Dr. Robert Cialdini explains that when someone does something for us we automatically want to do something in return.

Quite honestly I don't think I have ever experienced such an attitude of sharing and helping others as I have online. Information and help is readily to anyone who looks or asks for it.

Listed below are resources in different aspects of social media marketing or online marketing who are “go to” people with huge hearts who constantly share their knowledge.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

How Productive are You By Ali Brown

On the weekends I review what I have accomplished during the week and plan my activities for the following week.  Over the years, I have found that scheduling and prioritizing tasks makes all the difference in the effectiveness of my efforts.

On Friday, Ali Brown, founder and CEO of the dynamic multimillion dollar enterprise Ali International LLC, posted the following quiz.  It's excellent.  My suggestion would be that you take it and be very honest with yourself when you do.

If you find yourself squirming when answering some of the questions, you may want to makes the necessary changes so that next time you take the quiz, you won't squirm. Janet


How Productive Are You?"

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Social + Media + Marketing = Conversation By Janet Callaway| The Natural Networker

Social Media Marketing is a conversation. That's it. You don't have to be a techno geek to participate, it is just a conversation. Let's look at its components.

Social: According to Webster, social is: “(1) friendly companionship or relations” “(2) living or disposed to living in companionship with others or in a community, rather than in isolation.”

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Overcoming Network Marketing Objections—It's How Much You Care by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

In network marketing there is an oft repeated phrase “people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.” This true statement is often forgotten as network marketers rush to “dump” information on prospects to “convince” them to join The Company.

It is important to remember the conversation is not about what you have to offer, how great your company is or how great the products are. Rather, it is about discovering what problems your prospects may have and how your opportunity, company or products might help them.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Make Network Marketing Objections Your Friends by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

Make network marketing objections your friends not your enemies.

Too often when network marketers are talking with a potential business partner or customer (prospect) and that prospect asks a question, the network marketer freezes, becomes defensive or argumentative. None of those are the appropriate response; all of them make the objection an enemy rather than a friend.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Network Marketing—What is it? By Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

Network Marketing-- What is this business model? Even though people tend to think about network marketing as being all about “selling” products, that is not what it is at all. Network marketing is a people business; it is a relationship business. It's a business of listening and of teaching. It's about values. It's about caring about people, their incomes and their successes.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Cashing the Check by Seth Godin

As you readers, Facebook friends and Twitter followers know, I am huge fan of best selling author Seth Godin (Linchpin, Tribes, Purple Cow, Permission Marketing and many more). His blog post today resonates with me because of the way it ties together opportunity and procrastination.  Janet


A check in your wallet does you very little good. It represents opportunity, sure, but not action.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Network Marketing, Social Media Marketing & Life—Travel Agent or Tour Guide by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

Network Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Life all have “experts” telling you what do to in order to be successful. Let's look at these experts. Since network marketing, social media marketing and life are all different types of journeys with twists and turns, peaks and valleys and fraught with challenges, do you want a Travel Agent or a Tour Guide advising you?

What's the difference, you may ask, they both give you information about the trip. To me, the two are actually quite different. Let me explain.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Network + Marketing + Lemons = Life by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

Network + Marketing + Lemons = Life and Times of Sir Richard Branson. Last night I finished reading his fascinating and thought provoking book Business Stripped Bare (thanks Chris Brogan for the recommendation).

While this book is certainly about business, woven throughout the book are lessons on relationships, taking action, attitude and so much more. This is a book to be read repeatedly and savored each time.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Network Marketing, Social Media Marketing & Bicycles By Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

Network marketing, social media marketing and bicycles—what on earth do they have in common? More than you think.

All of them are learned skills and, with practice, a person can succeed with each of them.

When you first learned how to ride a bicycle no doubt you started with training wheels. Just when you were feeling “comfortable” with your riding skills, the wheels were removed, you became “shaky,” uncertain and scared once again.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

10 Things That Are Harder Than Building an MLM

Recently I had the pleasure of connecting and talking with network marketing superstar Ray Higdon. What a pleasure it is to talk with such a professional; his insights are invaluable. Following is an article he wrote that absolutely nails it on why it is so worth it to invest the time to build a solid business in this great industry.  Janet

10 Things That Are Harder Than Building an MLM by Ray Higdon

You hear it all the time. 97% of people that try to build an mlm fail. That indicates that it is a hard business. Well, after working in corporate America, trying to start a franchise and running my own small business, I have come to realize that there are several things that are harder than mlm. In this post I will be talking about building an mlm versus having a job.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Procrastination—Conquer It! By Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

There is probably no greater destroyer of dreams, hopes and lives than procrastination. Why is it that so many of us seem to treat it as our friend rather than realize it is our enemy?

We let time slip away. We are going to do “something” to move our network marketing business forward after we have a snack, clean up our office or start the laundry. Folks, all of those things can wait. Schedule your activities and stick with your schedule.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Social Media, Network Marketing and the Greener Grass Effect by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

Social media, network marketing and the Greener Grass Effect—what on earth is that? Believe it or not, you are already familiar with it. Let me explain.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

How to Determine if your Why is “Real” by Janet Callaway

We are a week into the new year. People are still filled with the excitement of their plans and dreams. Numerous business associates and friends of mine selected a Word or Phrase to be their guide or mantra for the year. Focus, Organization, Commitment, social networking and “Break the Bright Shiny Object Syndrome” seem to be at the top of the list for many people.

As we set goals and embark on our journey to receive them, it is important to know Why we want our objective. If you think you “should” want it or because your neighbors have it, even if you acquire “it,” satisfaction will not be yours.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Social Media for the Non-Believer: 5 Tips for Getting Started by Kris Kiler

Ironically, just this past week I have had a couple of people say: “Janet, why should I invest any time doing social media? I'm already successful with my network marketing business. My business is networking so I know all about social networking.”

My intention was to write a post today to answer that question. As it happens, someone I recently connected with on twitter wrote a post answering the basics of the question. Read his post and then, of course, I will be happy to give you additional information for your particular situation. Janet

The author of this post is Kris Kiler. He is the author of Ready, Aim, Capture!: The Secret to Successful Internet Marketing and coauthor of The 6 Keys to Internet Marketing Success, Author First Aid Kit: Creating Multiple Streams of Income with Information Products and has been involved with marketing products online since 1996.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Time—Friend or Foe? By Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

Most of us have a love/hate relationship with time. Sometimes we feel it is on our side and other times we feel it is working against us.

In The Wealth Formula I talked about the importance of knowing the correct answer to the question “how many hours are there in a week?” The gentleman who taught my mentor about The Wealth Formula became an enormously successful and wealthy man because he learned the value of time from other wealthy individuals.

Below are some of my favorite quotes which help me appreciate, respect and best utilize my time.

Please do share a few of your favorite time quotes below.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

How to Maximize the 80/20 Rule by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

Ever wonder what exactly the 80/20 rule is or where it originated? Let me explain.

The 80/20 Rule is also known as the Pareto Principle after its originator, economist Vilfredo Pareto. In 1906 he noted that 80% of the land and wealth of Italy was owned by 20% of the population.

In the late 1940s quality management pioneer Dr. Joseph M. Juran further amplified the theory behind the principle.

Simply put, the 80/20 rules states that 20% of input is responsible for 80% of the output or results obtained.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Social Media, Social Networking & YOU by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

It seems that everywhere we turn we hear or read the words social media, social networking, social platforms and the list continues. You know they all exist “out there” yet what are they and what do they mean to you? Despite their varied and often very strange names, they all have one thing in common.

What they have in common is a way for people to connect; it's that simple. Ever since the first humans started walking on earth, they wanted to connect and communicate with each other. Social media and social networking are the current evolution.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How to Have Posture & Why You Need It by Janet Callaway

In the network marketing industry “you must have posture” is a phrase you hear repeatedly. Yet oftentimes people mistake “posture” for arrogance which is definitely incorrect. Posture is confidence and alignment whereas arrogance is an obnoxious display of self-importance.

Let's face it, people “buy” with their eyes and their ears. If you come across as “needy” and trying to “sell” them something rather than as listening, caring and offering a solution to their problem, they simply won't buy what you have—even if it would benefit them.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Network Marketing—The Best of All Worlds by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

What Worlds? The worlds of generating an income. Let's face it, unless you marry money or inherit money, you are going to need to do something to make money. Let's explore the possibilities.

Well, you could be like most people and “get a job.” What that means is you check in some place every day, do certain tasks and then you receive a set wage for your actions. Having a job means someone other than you determines how much money you can make, when and for how long you can take a vacation, whether or not you can attend your child's recital, ballgame, scout event, you name it.

The plus side of having a job is, assuming the company does not go out of business or layoff employees, is that you will receive a paycheck every so many weeks. To put it simply, you trade your time for dollars. Many say the true definition of a “job” is Just Over Broke.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

7 Success Tips by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

No big secrets here. 
These success tips have stood the test of time and deliver results. They are easy to do and, unfortunately, very easy not to do.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

How to Dreamline by Janet Callaway The Natural Networker

Here is one final process I wanted to share with you to help make 2011 your best year ever. My suggestion would be that you read The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss. Go to his chapter on entitled “System Reset” and learn about dreamlining. As he says, it is both fun and hard. Guaranteed you will never look at your life the same way.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Life is Like a Big Wave by Janet Callaway

This video clip is a perfect example of how to make 2011 a great year—go with it; don't fight it. Life is like a big wave. Just as you can't stop the waves, you can't stop life's challenges. What to do? Become a surfer!

That's right. A surfer learns how to ride the waves and it is exhilarating. Learn how to “ride” the challenges of life and life will be a grand adventure.

Surf's Up!

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